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Three people in a business meeting

Business teams

Prepare to progress in a role where your impact on the business is always valued.

Working alongside leaders in their field and supporting the growth of an international legal practice brings challenges and broad opportunities for career development. 

At Allen & Overy, our people are our strongest and most important asset We pride ourselves on recruiting only the very best and it is that basic principle which forms the foundation of our success. 

Business Development & Marketing

Business Development & Marketing

Our Business Development and Marketing team work alongside our legal staff and play an intrinsic role in enhancing our reputation and driving the business forward.
Human Resources

Human Resources

We provide the full suite of HR services to our lawyers and staff.  The team plays a critical role in the recruitment, management and retention of talent among both the lawyers and support staff at all levels.
Information Technology

Information Technology

Our Information Technology team keep us at the forefront of innovation and are relied on for their professionalism, efficacy and dedication. 


Our Library and Information team provides support in a variety of areas, including legal research, training and current awareness. 


The work of our Finance team is a key to the success of our Johannesburg office. Our team has extensive experience and focuses on financial analysis, budget control, accounting and credit control.

Working environment

It is not all work, no play. Socially, the Johannesburg office hosts monthly drinks, quiz nights and participate in local soccer legal leagues.

A&O Johannesburg also offers many opportunities to get involved in pro bono work and Corporate Social Responsibility activities. We have a program to provide people living with albinism equal access to education and entrepreneurial opportunities in the tourist industry support.

We have a strong relationship with the South African office of Hope and Homes for Children, the current global charity partner of Allen & Overy which drives the de-institutionalisation of children living in orphanages. We also work alongside The Barjume Trust, who support the Geluksdaal community in various areas. 

Learning and development

We're passionate about providing top-quality training and development for all our people. Our aim is to constantly grow as a leading global law firm and our people are key to achieving this goal. That's why we invest in you – providing a career which is tailored to your skills and helping you achieve your goals. We aim to bring you opportunities you wouldn't find anywhere else – and to do this, we've created the A&O Support Academy.

Its aim is to provide our business teams globally with the leadership, management and business skills needed to succeed and reach their full potential. The programmes are delivered by a mix of internal and external facilitators, these programmes are specifically tailored to the every-day work reality and challenges of business teams at A&O.

The Academy can be joined at any point in your career, from foundation, through advanced and up to mastery level. Many of the programmes are offered on a regional basis to enable everyone globally to attend and network with their peers from other offices.


We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

Along with our competitive base salary, monthly lunch allowance and overtime offering, we provide a competitive pension scheme, personal accident insurance, life insurance, private medical insurance, health assessments and group income protection. 

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America

In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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